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Old 05-09-2012, 04:31 PM
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And I tested it with my Dads hummer, my moms Ford Edge and my bros Durango. The edge is 3 degrees colder than all 3 trucks. Which means where I have mine mounted..works out perfectly!
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Old 05-09-2012, 06:36 PM
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lights?
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Old 05-09-2012, 09:09 PM
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Haven't got the lights figured out..haven't really had time. I'll possibly try tomorrow. It just sucks getting it all torn apart..then mounted again..then un-mounted. :P
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Old 05-09-2012, 09:58 PM
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Put it together, take it apart, repeat like 20 times til u get it right.
Lol that's every day where I work.
And I have been installing a white gauge cluster, doing the same thing, lol.
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Old 05-09-2012, 10:08 PM
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Haven't got the lights figured out..haven't really had time. I'll possibly try tomorrow. It just sucks getting it all torn apart..then mounted again..then un-mounted. :P
did you check the gr/org wire at the dimmer?
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Old 05-09-2012, 10:25 PM
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did you check the gr/org wire at the dimmer?

Uh..yes? It is hooked up to the grn/org one on the OHC, and is tightly secured. I think I am tied into a 12V power for my headlights or something..because the light panel works when I turn my headlights on.
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Old 05-09-2012, 10:38 PM
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That is what he is saying.... the dimmer controls the lights on dash when the parking and headlights are turned on so I dunno why it would be recommended to you to hook it up there? seems a lot easier to just do the dome lite add and hook up there
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Old 05-10-2012, 04:43 AM
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That is what he is saying.... the dimmer controls the lights on dash when the parking and headlights are turned on so I dunno why it would be recommended to you to hook it up there? seems a lot easier to just do the dome lite add and hook up there
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Old 05-10-2012, 12:52 PM
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That is what he is saying.... the dimmer controls the lights on dash when the parking and headlights are turned on so I dunno why it would be recommended to you to hook it up there? seems a lot easier to just do the dome lite add and hook up there
Holy shit. I didn't even realize that. I feel like a complete retard now. Wow. This Saturday, new project, add the extra wire and fix my OHC Light. Thanks for clearing it up..haha whoops
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Old 05-19-2012, 01:16 AM
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What are all the years and explorer that have these? I'm going to start calling around to junk yards soon and need to know what to look for and what all exact parts to get to install it.
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Old 05-19-2012, 05:03 AM
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Most common source is 95~2001 4-door Explorer. Other possibilities are 95~03 Explorer Sport and 2001~05 Sport Trac.

95~97 have a more bluish display. 98+ console displays are green.

There were two different types of overhead consoles available. "Sunroof" consoles can be used but "garage door opener" (non-sunroof) consoles may be a little easier to mount.

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  • Complete console assembly
  • Sheet metal mounting bracket (above console)
  • Ambient temp sensor (near Ex driver side headlight/grille area, has bu/wh and bu/ye wires. Do NOT use the similar looking sensor with rd/or and pk/bk wires)
  • Electrical connector for console (cut from Ex harness with 6"+ wires attached)
  • Electrical connector for temp sensor (cut from Ex harness with 6"+ wires attached)
  • Screws, solder, heatshrink tube, tape, wire, Scotch-Loks, etc. as needed to complete installation.

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Old 06-18-2012, 11:28 PM
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Hey all,
Just got my ohc mounted and wired up yesterday. the only thing that i did differently was that i used my temp sensor from my auto dimming mirror that has a temp/comp display. the temperature on the ohc is reading ICE/-40*. is there a way to fix this or will I have to pull an ambient temp sensor from an exploder?
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Old 06-19-2012, 06:53 AM
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Hey all,
Just got my ohc mounted and wired up yesterday. the only thing that i did differently was that i used my temp sensor from my auto dimming mirror that has a temp/comp display. the temperature on the ohc is reading ICE/-40*. is there a way to fix this or will I have to pull an ambient temp sensor from an exploder?
The -40 display means that the console is getting no usable input from the ambient sensor. For most installations, this means a poor connection to the Ex sensor but, in your case, it is probably because of the mirror sensor.
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Old 06-19-2012, 01:49 PM
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Thanks, I'll pull an ambient temp sensor from an exploder next time I'm at the U Pull.

Btw rwenzing, you have an awesome truck!
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Old 06-19-2012, 11:15 PM
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Thanks, I'll pull an ambient temp sensor from an exploder next time I'm at the U Pull.

Btw rwenzing, you have an awesome truck!

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